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he "Pioneer 

j" the first class to gradu- 
ate from iA. C. J. C, the 
Qlass 0/1924. is proud to pre- 
sent to its fellow students and 
friends, the Pioneer of 'Pioneers. 
I?i this yearbook 1%>e have en- 
deavored to ref/eff the happy 
memories of our 
Junior Qollege days. 

'Published for 
The Student Body of 



-JhCarian Higham 

Irene fjwis 

Iceland stiller 

Eva fester 

he Pioneer 


The Sophomore Class 

of the 

Junior College 

^r^ansas Qity 




o the people of \Ar\ansas Qity^ 
ypho have made possible our 
Junior College, Ive gratefully 
dedicate this, our first volume 
ofTuE Pioneer 

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Mr. Irwin, one of our pioneer teachers, was 
the head of the Mathematics and Science Depart- 
ments in 1923. His services to A. C. J. C. were 
such that he will be long remembered by the 
class of '24. Among other things, we are greatly 
indebted to Mr. Irwin for the art work in the 
annual, and for the school song, composed for 
the college and dedicated to the class of '24. 



I Faculty 
II Classes 

III Organizations 

IV Publications 
V Athletics 

VI Humor 



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Our two years have sped, and now we go, 

Each one in his own way 

To take our places in the world. 

Be that whatever it may. 

So we will lay aside our books, 
And wander here and there 
But we'll not forget A. C. J .C's nooks, 
We couldn't if we dare. 

You'll think of us sometimes, we know, 
And we'll remember you. 
Our thoughts reciprocal will flow, 
Our good times we'll review. 

Our deepest thanks we wish to give 
To our faculty before we go, 
And we fondly wish where'er you live 
You'll meet no harm nor woe. 

And now farewell! the day declines, 
The sun is on the wane, 
The shadows fall, the curtain drops — 
We break our school days chain. 


Education and Biology 
A. B. Southwestern College 
B. S. Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg 
A. M. Leland Stanford Jr, University. 



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Arkansas (Eitg Junior (EalLegje 

By Dean E. Q. Brothers 

i / he citizens of Arkansas City believe in the best educational advantages for 

V_^l O their young people. For many years her school system has stood second 
V — / to none in the State. In the spring of 1922 it was voted to organize a Jun- 
ior College in our city so that all of our young people could have the advantage 
of two years' college training. It was understood that wherever educational in- 
stitutions of higher learning are organized, a much larger per cent of the local 
young people take advantage of the privilege than when it is necessary for them 
to go away from home for the same advantages. 

The college work was begun very auspiciously in September, 1922, with 
somewhat over fifty students in attendance. Considerable interest was manifested 
in the new work throughout the year. Last fall the second year's work was be- 
gun with considerable enthusiasm by the new faculty and by both new and old 
students. The enrollment was materially increased, due to the fact that two 
year's work was offered, as compared with but one year's college work the first 
year. The student body numbers approximately seventy-five, at present, a fair 
gain, but not nearly so large a gain as we expect to have in the near future. 

Time is a very essential element in organizing and establishing any type of an 
institution, and especially important is it for an institution of this type which is 
in a formative stage of development, about which so little is definitely understood. 
The first few years will test the value and service of any organization. 

We believe that the first two years have shown that the Junior College has 
justified its existence as a vital unit in the Arkansas City Public School system. 
Not that we are satisfied with our accomplishments (grant that we shall never be 
entirely satisfied with our achievements), but because of the Junior College near- 
ly two score of our young people, who, otherwise, would not have attended college, 
have had an opportunity to explore a little farther into the field of the world's 
knowledge. They have acquired a training that should give them a deeper appre- 
ciation and understanding of some of the finer and better things of life; that will 
enable them to become better citizens. Few people can be associated with good 
books which represent the best thought of all ages, and with students and teachers 
of high ideals and aspiration, without being elevated to a higher plane of living. 

Special effort has been made to have all our college courses fully accredited 
by our State University. In this we have been very successful. In addition to 
the regular collegiate work, two or three short practical courses have been offered 
to meet the needs of local conditions, but for which college credit is not given. 
It is our sincere belief that as this institution grows, it should more and more 
endeavor to offer practical courses that will meet and help solve the problems 
peculiar to our local community. 

Many students activities have been organized and encouraged which are 
playing an important part both educationally and socially in the life of the stu- 
dent body. Briefly enumerated they are: student council; glee club; both girls 
and boys athletics clubs; Y. W. C. A.; a school paper, "The Pepper Box"; French 
Club; and an Annual, The Pioneer. There are also frequent school social as- 
semblies, and later in the year there will be given by the school a series of pan- 
tomimes and a school play. 

We are looking forward to a rapid growth and development of A. C. J. C. in 
the next few years, and trust that we may render a genuine and a fuller service to 
the people of Arkansas City, to whom we are certainly indebted for making it 
possible for so many of our young people to receive this advanced training. 

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Social Science 
A. R. and LL. R. 
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Mabel A. Johnston 
A. R. and A. M. 
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Reed Fretz: 

Basket Ball, '23, '24; Letter Club; 

President Class '24. 

"Kiss Me, Caroline,' 

Christie Com- 

Eva Lester: 

Vice President Class '24; Y. W. C. A. 

Pioneer Board; Sophomore Basket 
Ball; Peptomists. 

Dulcy." — Constance Talmadge. 

Carrie K ah leu: 

Captain Varsity Basket Ball; Captain 
Sophomore Basket Ball. 

President Athletic Club; Treasurer 
Class '24; Y. W. C. A.; Peptomists. 

Vice President Class '23; Spanish 

"The Ramblin' Kid." — All Star 



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Irene Lewis: 

President Y. W. C. A.; Pepopaters; 
Assistant Editor Pioneer. 

"The Life of the Party." — Irvin S. 

Stedman Chaplin : 

Basketball '23, '24; Letter Club;Pep- 

"To The Last Man." — Paramount. 

Beulah Bohrer: 

Pepopaters; Y. W. C. A. 

"The Eternal Three." — Claire Wind- 


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Floy McAlpine: 

Y. W. C. A.; Athletic Club; Pepo- 

"Buried Treasure." — Marion Davies. 

Charles Linnen: 

Basket Ball '23, '24; President Fleur 
de Lis; Letter Club; Peptomists. 

"The Love Piker." — Anita Stewart. 

Lucile Wright: 

Y. W. C. A.; Pepopaters; Sophomore 
Basket Ball; Athletic Club. 

"The Misleading Lady." — Bert Lytell. 




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Alma Smith : 

Vice President Y. W. C. A.; Varsity 
Basket; Athletic Club. 

"A Ladi/ of Quality." — Virginia Valli. 

Leland Miller : 

Basket Ball, '23, '24; Business Man- 
ager Pepper-Box; Business Man- 
ager Pioneer. 

"Why Worry." — Harold Loyd. 

Evelyn Parkhill : 

Glee Club; Athletic Club; Fleur de 
Lis, Secretary; Y. W. C. A.; Editor 
Pepper Box; Peptomists. 

"On With the Dance." — All Star Cast. 


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Alice Hobson : 

"// Winter Comes." — Hutchinson. 

Alice Biggs : 

Athletic Club; Y. W. C. A.; Pepo- 

"The Dangerous Maid." — Constance 

Hesper St. John : 

Athletic Club; Y. W. C. A.; Student 
Council, Secretary; President 
Fleur de Lis; Pepopaters. 

"The Call of the Wild." — Jack Mul- 




Rczella Knapp: 

Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Fleur de Lis; 
Athletic Club; Glee Club; Pep- 

"The Dangerous Age." — All Star Cast 

Donald Gilbreath : 

President Class '23; Basket Ball, '23, 
'24; President Student Council; 
Pepper Box Staff. 

"Lights Out." — Ruth Stonehouse. 

Freda Post: 

Pepper Box Staff; Fleur de Lis; 
Y. W. C. A.; Athletic Club; Glee 

"Strangers of the Night." — Barbara 
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Audra Wooldridge: 

Spanish Club; Pepopaters; Y. W. C. A. 
Pepper Box Staff; Glee Club; 
Sophomore Basketball. 

"In Search of Thrill." — Viola Dana. 

Ed. Wahlenmaier: 

Basket Ball '23; Student Council '23; 

"The Bad Man." — Jack Mulhall. 

Thelma Pinion: 

Secretary-Treasurer Athletic Club; 
Y. W. C. A.; Pepper Box Staff; 
Glee Club; Varsity Basket Ball; 

"Flaming Youth." — Coleen Moore. 

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Marion Higham: 

Pepper Box Staff; Athletic Club; 
Editor Pioneer; Glee Club; Spanish 
Club; Peptomist; Y. W. C. A. 

"Hairpins." — Enid Bennett. 

Louis Vogel: 

Basket Ball, '23, '24; Letter Club; 

"Blow Your Own Horn." — Owen 

Catherine Creveling : 

Fleur de Lis; Athletic Club; Y. W. 
C. A.; Glee Club; Peptomists; 
Sophomore Basket Ball. 

"Ponjola." — Anna Q. Nilsson. 







Mary Law son : 

Athletic Club; Y. W. C. A.; Glee Club; 
Spanish Club; Varsity Basketball; 
Sophomore Basket Ball. 

"A Temporary Husband. 


Alan W. Dortch: 


"The Drivin' Fool. 
gasoline hero. 

Wally Van, the 

Helen McCool: 

Y. W. C. A.; Pepopaters. 

"The Devil's Partner." — All Star 

Marion Arams : 

Glee Club; Fleur de Lis; Pepopaters; 
Y. W. C. A.; Athletic Club. 

"The Shiek." — Rudolph Valentino. 

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ohn Wright Davis was born in Arkansas City, Kansas, December 11, 1900. 
As a boy and young man he lived in Arkansas City and attended the pub- 
lic schools. 

During the great world war, before completing his high school education, 
John heard and answered the call to serve his country. He enlisted July 1, 1918, 
in the cavalry, and was in camp at Fort Oglethorp, Georgia, and Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas, from which he was transferred to the artillery at Fort Sill. He was ad- 
vanced to Corporal of Battery D, 57th Field Artillery. It was while he was in ser- 
vice that he contracted the physical disability which ended his life, February 25, 
1924, at Christ's Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. 

After the war he returned to civil life and with a renewed determination, at- 
tempted to complete his education. He graduate from Douglas High School in 1921, 
and attended Business College in 1922. In 1922-1923 he attended A. C. J. C. going to 
Washburn in the fall of 1923, at which place he attended just prior to his final 

Even in his enthusiasm for Washburn, he was a booster for A. C. J. C. and it 
is with reverence that the classmates of John Davis dedicate this page to the mem- 
ory of one of its most loyal friends and fellow students. 

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We Started Something 

Whatever the finish or the end may 

We started something 
J. C. 

we founded 

In September, 1922, the Class of '24, 
mostly Seniors from High School with 
that thirst for knowledge still un- 
quenched, prepared to take advan- 
tage of the splendid opportunities of- 
fered in the A. C. J. C. Here was a 
chance for a college education with 
all the comforts of home, advantage 
of Dad's hospitality and Mother's 
cooking — and we took it. 

It was all new — not only to us, 
but as an experimental project in the 
local educational held. Mr. Heffel- 
finger, former Superintendent of the 
schools, was elected Dean, and to his 
efforts and interest in the students 
and their work, much credit is due 
for the establishment of a successful 
J. C. Mr. Heffelfinger resigned during 
the second semester and Mr. Gilliland 
was acting Dean until the close of the 

The other members of the Faculty 
were : 

Mis s Carr — Span ish 

Miss McCanless — Lit. and Ret. 
(Oh, you Century Hand Rook, and 
1,000 word themes!) 

Mr. Irwin — Chemistry. He was a 
tower of endurance, for his patience 
withstood the acid test every day. 

Donald G. was chosen President, 
and we'll say Don sails good ships of 

Carrie Kahler Vice President 

Joe Marshall Sec. and Treas. 

Getting organized was a difficult 
task. Most of us didn't know what we 
wanted to take and some of the sub- 
jects we selected, didn't take. As to 
majoring and minoring — the near- 
est conception some had of those 
was that a major was some one who 
walked at the head of the band and 
a minor was some one too young to 

vote. Red Vogel still thinks you have 
to serve a couple of years in the army 
before you can major. 

The second year the college was 
very fortunate in securing Mr. Broth- 
ers, of Leland Stanford, who was 
formerly of this vicinity. We hope 
Dean Brothers has found his work 
here as great a pleasure as the plea- 
sure we have experienced in working 
under his supervision. 

Reed Fretz was chosen President, 
Eve Lester, Vice President, and Carrie 
Kahler Secretary and Treasurer. 

A Student Council was organized 
with Donald G., President of the Stu- 
dents Rody, Hep St. John and Sted- 
man Chaplin as representatives of the 
Sophomore Class, and Mildred Pin- 
ion and Earl Sills as representatives 
of the Freshman Class. 


Thelma P.: Believes in the inalien- 
able rights of women — Life, Liberty 
and Happiness of Pursuit. 

Allan Dortch: By his Ford you 
shall know him. 

Lucille Wright: Born 1800 some- 
thing. Brought unusual year to 
Kansas. Says Tower of Pisa doesn't 
lean — it's just the way vou look at 

Stark : Educated in Missouri, mov- 
ed to U. S. A. recently — a mere boy 
but a benedict. 

Donald G. : Born? Yes. Wasn't 
raised. Educated in a Crab Orchard. 
Graduate of Sing Bass. 

Mary Lawson : Our ray of sun- 
shine. Says, "Give me a sack of pea- 
nuts and a certain boy's tie pin and 
I'll settle down for life!" 

Alice Biggs: Born and has a birth- 
day every year. Speaks American 
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Beulah Bohrer : A Conceptualist 
who conceives the country convinced 
by her conceptions. 

Alma Smith : Knows and knows 
that she knows. Which is saying she 
is a good Sophomore. 

Vera Mitchell: Says, "What is all 
this talk about an eight hour day?" 



Donald G. : "Would you care 
join my missionary movement?" 

Thelme P.: "I'm crazy about it! 
Is it anything like the fox trot?" 


Having wandered from the fold, 
This is all that's left to be told. 

Edna Alexander — Office girl for Dr. 

Zora Anderson — Fairmount. 

Hazel Beekman — Santa Fc. 

Ethel Butler — Peoples Store. 

Nell Brown — 

James Donaldson — Boxana. 

Bay Flindt — Pawhuska Floral. 

Doris Grove — Beed Store. 

Othel Gill — Newmans. 

Nina Ham — Home Nat. Bank. 

Helen Lane — Pittsburg Normal. 

Joe Marshall — Boxana. 

Dolph Spicklemire — Bio Grande 

Robert Williams — Santa Fe. 


To Floy 
Floy, like thy favorite flower, 
Has thy race thus far been run. 
Morning, evening, finds thee facing 
Toward the right's progressive sun. 

We have a Junior College attender, 
Who is one good J. C. defender, 
She will work all the day 
And smile thru the fray, 
Alice Hobson is the name they did 
send 'er. 


The following poem was written by 
Marion Adams, and won for her the 
Nobel Prize for Poetry: 

"When the sweet notes of the 
blue bird waft in on the breeze, 

And the blithe chirps of the rob- 
ins are heard, 

And the grass springs up green 
and the buds burst and swell, 

Spring has came! Oh, sing out 
the glad word! 

A good sport — lots of fun, 

A good Indian — a dandy chum; 

Quiet? Yes, but a true "find," 

"Who's all this?" 
Our Editor-in-Chief — Marion Higham 

This is farewell to old A. C. J. C. 
Soon these ties we must sever. 
But the lessons she taught and the joys 

she gave, 
Shall live in our hearts forever. 
— F. P. '24. 


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By Frederick G. Johnson 


Gerald Mays Reed Fretz 

Marjory Vare Thelma Pinion 

Horace Vare Donald Gilhreath 

Blair Hoover .Strdman Chaplin 

Mrs. Hastings Nina Rice 

Violet Vare Nellie Bly 

Dora Dean Evelyn Parkhill 

Peter Stone Edward Wahlenmiaer 

Dickie Waldron Lewis Vogel 

Jane Harbison Blanche Darby 

Ernest Rathburn Farl Sills 

Mona Rozella Knapp 

Mrs. Ralph Sowden Miss Dorothy Brandle 

Mr. 0. B. Seyster 

Alice Spain Alcnzo Wilson 


A. C. J. C.'s first attempt in dramatics was exceedingly well received 
by a large and appreciative audience. The play, "Am I Intruding?" was 
a scream from start to finish. The very satisfying proceeds from the 
play were used to help finance "The Pioneer." 

"Am I Intruding?" is a thoroughly modern comedy, based on a mys- 
tery plot that held the attention of the audience, and ends in an unex- 
pected manner. 

The action hinges around the efforts of Horace Vare, a wealthy 
business man, to keep from being frozen out of the Bluebird Motor Cor- 
poration, in which he is a heavy stockholder. Blair Hoover, an adven- 
turer, acquires some notes of Vare's when the latter is short of cash, and 
threatens to ruin him unless he will sell his Bluebird stock at a low fig- 
ure. Then Jerry, the eccentric son of an old friend, intrudes and settles 
affairs in a satisfactory manner. 

The comedy throughout the play is natural, the characters have the 
little mannerisms we see about us in everyday life, and the interest is 
well sustained. There was really no big star part; each person in the cast 
shone as an individual. 

A great deal of the credit for the successful production of the play is 
due to the efiicient coaching of Mrs. Sowden, who was assisted by Miss 
Brandle and Mr. Seyster. 

Music between acts was furnished by the Parker Quartette. 


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Vice President 

Christine Werneke 

The Freshman class has contributed it's share in the activities of the 
past year. 

In both men's and women's varsity basketball teams, the Freshman 
class was represented. Christine Werneke another Freshman, with her 
enthusiasm and pep, made a very efficient yell leader. 

However the Freshmen are to be found elsewhere than in athletics. 
In the Y. W. Cabinet, in the Glee Club, in the French Club, on the Pepper 
Box Staff, and in every school activity there are freshman represent- 

Among the social activities have been several parties and hikes, and 
last, but not least, the reception given in honor of the Sophomores. 


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The student council, composed of two Freshmen, Earl Sills, and Mil- 
dred Pinion; of two Sophomores, Hesper St. John, and Steadman Chap- 
lin; and of a Student President, Donald Gilbreath, has met every two 
weeks to discuss the problems confronting the college. 

Last year the organization of a council was considered, but was not 
completed, and as result, all problems and disagreements were handled 
with difficulty, and with considerable waste of time. This year, an able 
council of students has assumed the burden. The council has also had 
charge of some excellent programs, put on in assembly. This organiza- 
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President Irene Lewis 

Vice President Alma Smith 

Secretary Alice Spain 

Treasurer Mae Smith 

Program Chairman Eva Lester 

Social Service Chairman Nellie Bly 

Social Chairman Rozella Knapp 

Publicity Marion Morgan 

Faculty Advisors Mrs. Johnston. Miss Clough 

The Young Women's Christian Association is an organization which 
is open to all girls in college. It calls to every girl, "Come and be one of 
us." To be one of such a group of young women, assures congenial 
friends, good times, religious inspiration, and practical training in 
Christian service. 

The girls of A. C. J. C. will not soon forget the splendid speakers and 
important social events that have been given under the auspices of the 
Y. W. The speakers and entertainers have been : Miss Osborne and 
Miss Darby from Senior High; Miss Brandle from Junior High; Miss 
Roelofs, National Town Secretary of the Y. W.; Reverend Busch, and 
Mrs. Gardner. The social events have been: The Opening Party, the 
Oyster Supper at the city Y. W. C. A., the Washington's Tea, the St. 
Patrick's Day Party, the Old Maid's Convention, and the week-end at 
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President Carrie Kahler 

Vice President Alma Smith 

Secretary-Treasurer Thelma Pinion 

The athletic club was organized at the beginning of the year with 
Mis3 Davis as faculty member. Membership is available to all college 
girls who are interested in athletics. A constitution was drawn up out- 
lining a point system for the purpose of earning letters. The five hun- 
dred points required for a letter may be made in hiking, basketball, vol- 
ley ball, tennis, baseball, track, tactics and other athletic activities. 



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President Charles Linnen 

Vice President Rozella Knapp 

Secretary-Treasurer Evelyn Parkhill 

Advisor Mrs. Johnston 


Marion Adams 
Mildred Boggs 
Nellie Bly 
Catherine Creveling 
Ruby Fisk 
Aleene Klink 


Rczella Knapp 
Charles Linnen 
Felma May 
Mar:on Morgan 
Ernestine Parker 

Evelyn Parkhill 
Frieda Post 
Mae Smith 
Alice Spain 
Chr:stine Werneke 

Formed early in the year, "La Fleur-de-Lys" has become a flourishing or- 
ganizaion of French students, and has had a most profitable and successful year. 
The fleur-de-lys, the national emblem of France, was chosen as the insignia of the 
society, whose aim is to promote an interest in conversational French, as well 
as to develop an appreciation of French art and literature. 

The club has met on the first and third Mondays of each month, at the homes 
of the members, to enjoy French games, readings, short plays, talks, music, and 
conversation. Several clever social events have also been arranged. At different 
limes during the year, the society has presented in chapel special dramatic uro- 
grams, one of the best received being a series of French pictures portrayed in 

Mrs. Johnston, as sponsor, has at all times displayed a deep interest in the wel- 
fare of "La Fleur-de-Lys," and to her the society is greatly indebted for the insDir- 
ation and guidance that have made it possible for this group to become a leading 
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This year marks the beginning of a Girl's Glee Club in Junior Col- 
lege. Since its organization it has met once a week for instruction in the 
music hall. Under the able supervision of Mr. Feldman, it has pro- 
gressed exceptionally well, considering the small number of girls who 
have been able to take part. 

During the year, the Glee Club has furnished numbers for various 
entertainments. A special musical program was given as an accompani- 
ment to the Easter Pageant. Numbers have also been given in the 
College and High School assemblies. 

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The Sophomore Class met late in the first semester and voted to go 
die limit in order to have a year book to which they could book with 

To Marion Higham, Irene Lewis, Leland Miller, and Eva Lester fell 
the task of producing A. C. J. C.'s first annual. 

The staff, and especially the business department, had no small dif- 
ficulty in getting started. There was no money with which to meet the 
bills. Later in the year, however, enough money was forthcoming to 
enable the staff to lay plans for a sixty-four page book. 

All in all, the staff with faithful cooperation of the students and 
faculty, has produced a year book with sixty-four pages; (a page for 
each one of the students enrolled), and did it without the aid of any or- 
ganization outside of A. C. J. C. 

Those who contributed articles to The Pioneer are: 

Rozaella Knapp 
Catherine Creveling 
Alice Biggs 
Alma Smith 
Audra Wooldridge 
Evelyn Parkhill 
Carrie Kahler 

Floy McAlpine 

Nellie Bly 

Ferida Post 

Donald Gilbreath 

Mr. Stark 

Mr. Brothers 

Hesper St. John, Typist 

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T ? clitor-in-Chief Evelyn Parkhill 

Assistant Editor Blanche Darby 

Business Manager Alonzo Wilson 

Assistant Business Manager Leland Miller 

Athletic Editor Donald Gilbreath 

Exchange Editor Charles Linnen 

Joke Editor Frieda Post 

Literary Editor Virginia Spenceu 

Society Editor Thelma Pinion 

Ark Light Beporter Marion Hicham 

(First Semester Frank Bartlett 

Sophomore Beporter: (Sccond Semester Werneke 

Last year, the only college publication was the "Profiteer," three copies of 
which were laboriously typewritten, mounted, and posted on the bulletin board 
toward the close of school. Much credit for the success of the venture is due to 
the efforts of Mr. Irwin, whose Chemistry classes edited the "Profiteer." This 
year, the High School print shop offered its services to the college, and after a 
name contest was held, the "Pepper Box" was established, and a staff organized 
in September. Alma Smith submitted the winning name, and received a year's sub- 
scription free. 

Working under great handicaps, and a discouraging lack of interest regarding 
the paper, the staff has been able to establish very little more than a mere founda- 
tion for future classes to build upon. Most of the present staff members have been 
hampered by having had no previous training or experience in journalistic work, 
and have therefore had to stumble along as best they could, trusting largely to 
luck. There is a great need for a journalism class in the college. It is hoped that 
such a course will be offered next year, thus creating a source of training and 
material for future members of the Pepper Box staffs. 

Owing to the limited facilities of the print shop a four-page paper was the 
largest that could be printed, and that but four times during the year — but the 
Pepper Box will soon outgrow that size, and will become a much bigger and better 
paper. As the college grows, the college publication will naturally broaden its 
interests, and it is hoped, will develop into a full fledged weekly. 

The last issue of the Pepper Box was a Booster number, featuring, besides cur- 
rent news, write-ups of the work offered in each department of the college, and 
a review of important events during the year. 

The Pepper Box has the honor of being the first and only Junior College publica- 
tion in Kansas, so no matter how humble its beginning has been, A. C. J. C. has 
right to feel proud of its first efforts to establish a school journal. 

The outgoing staff leaves its best wishes for a larger and greatly improved pa- 
per next year, and leaves also the hope that the student body will become fully 
awake to its duty in regard to its official college publication, "The Pepper Box." 

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Riff, raff, ruff, 

Riff, raff, ruff, 
Team, Team! 

Pretty hot stuff. 
Rah, Rah, Rah, 

Rah, Rah, Rah, 
Rah, Rah, Rah, 

Team! Team! Team! 

Christine Werneke 
Cheer Leader 

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A Song for A. C. J. C. 

I. Bring your voice and all together sing a ripping tune 

Of the joys that now are passing, making mem'ries mightly soon; 
Make it zip your little heart strings down inside where heart strings 

For the friends, the sports and hikings, even studies; 
don't you know. 

II Life will have its moons and dreaming slipping by too soon, 
And the years will have their sweetest mem'ries terminate 

in June; 
But who wants to sigh and sorrow? Spread that smile and sing 

And the world can't help its growing extra mellow day by day. 


Oh, here's to A. C. Junior College, jolly friends and college ways, 
And the joys we would be missing had we missed the college days, 
Oh, come on, then, and pass the greeting to the folks we should be 

With a genuine, everytime, A. C. J. C. good old greeting. 



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When the season opened, Coach Stark had eight candidates for the squad, two 
of whom had never played basketball in high school, and none of whom received 
a high school basketball letter. From this raw material, Stark fashioned a team 
that beat, at least once, every Kansas five it played. 

With the aid and encouragement of Dean Brothers, Stark scheduled games with 
the strongest teams available. Some of the schools had from fifty to two hundred 
men from which to choose their basketball players. Surely it is no small honor 
to win against such odds as well as A. C. J. C. did. 

It is most unfortunate that six out of the eight varsity men graduate this spring. 
Wells and Bays are left as a nucleus for next year's squad. However the team of 
'24 has established a record to which the College may always point with pride. 


A. C. J. C 30 — Chilocco 24 

A. C. J. C. 12 — Southwestern Freshmen 24 

A. C. J. C 22 — Parsons Junior College 23 

A. C.J. C 23 — Iola Junior College 17 

A. C. J. C 44 — Fort Scott Junior College 19 

A. C. J. C 17 — Iola Junior College 26 

A. C. J. C. 38 — Parsons Junior College 19 

A. C. J. C 15 — Tonkawa Prep 20 

A. C. J. C. 21 — Southwestern Freshmen 18 

A. C. J. C. 9 — Tonkawa Prep 29 

A. C. J. C. 30 — American Legion 23 



A. C. J. C.'s percentage 545 



"A man with a great amount of in- 
herent ability." 

Don played out of his natural posi- 
tion at forward, but continued to be 
the high point man at center. 


"Clever handling of the ball, and 
ability to get behind his guard for a 
basket, gave him a berth on the 


"Green timber in the beginning, yet 
the last of the season found him 
the aggressive floor worker of the 
team, a determining factor in the 
scoring, and a bulwark of strength 
on the defense." 




"A little inexperienced, yet speed, 
aggressive floor work and the ability 
to play guard, forward, or center 
made him a most valuable asset to 
the team." 


"A whale on the defense." His abil- 
ity to break up his opponents' of- 
fense and take the rebounds from 
their basket, made him a favorite. 


"Small, but an excellent defensive 
guard." He has a habit of being just 
where the opposition doesn't want 
him. His uncanny eye for long 
baskets makes him a dangerous op- 

(Hirl5 t Bctskctlutll~Bar5tty #qua& 

Much interest was shown in interclass basketball this winter by the 
girls of the college. In the final interclass game, the Sophomores came 
out victorious over the Freshmen. From the players of these two teams, 
a varsity team was selected. The game which was scheduled with New- 
kirk resulted in defeat for the "Tigeretes." 

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Mr. Renn (in economics): "Now just suppose that I didn't have any 
clothes — and suits were selling at .$75.00. Do you think that I would 
buy a suit at that price?" 

Don. Gilbreath — "Well if you didn't, the Law would make you." 

Mr. Feldman (at Glee Club praetice) — "Sing! Sing" he cried, nod- 
ding his head and waving his baton frantically. 

Mildred to Felma — "He must think we're a bunch of convicts." 

Jewell — "What shall we do?" 

Willard — "I'll spin a dime. If it's heads we'll go to the game; tails 
we go to the library; and if it stands on edge we'll study." 

Reed — "When I was a baby I swallowed a needle, and in three 
months it came out through my elbow." 

Red — "That's nothing, I swallowed a tack the other day, and it made 
nails in my shoe." 

Rozella: (making candy) — "I want a spoon." 
Red — "I'm game." 

Mr. Brothers — "What is the height of your ambition?" 
Mr. Renn — "Oh, she comes almost to my shoulder." 

Mr. Stark — "How are you going to get rid of the parenthesis?" 
Jewell — "Erase them." 

'Tis said that absence conquers love, 
But Oh, believe it not, 
For Renn has been here six long months. 
Yet — she is not forgot. 

Evelyn — "Want to hear something real catty Freida?" 
Freida (Stopping her work) — "Yeah." 
Evelyn — "Meow-ow-ow." 

Mr. Brothers — "Your answer is as clear as mud." 
Geraldine P. — "Well, that covers the ground, doesn't it?" 

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I've a story to tell of my students wise, 

Who always won the coveted prize 

Of a teacher's love, and found affection, 

Which is not out of place in this connection. 

Tho' day by day, I've drilled and drilled 

On History, Economics, Government, and still, 

To cdl my pleadings they turn a deaf ear, 

And as a result took an "F" at the end of the year. 

But this is all a case of pure digression, 

For they'll all be great in their profession. 

Fact about the matter I'd like to add, 

That my students aren't altogether bad; 

And furthermore, let me say 

They'll make their mark in this world some day. 

I wish them well what e'er they do, 

For I know their names will appear in Who's Who. 

But nevertheless, they'll all be great 

And some day steer our Ship of State. 


Two excuses with age are corroded, 
Reason and justice in neither does chime, 
One is, "Didn't know you assigned it." 
The other is, "Didn't have time." 

Alice S. — "My career at college is like an open book." 
Nellie — "Illustrated with cuts, I suppose." 

Christine W. — "What did you like best about the circus, Brownie?" 
Glen B. — "Oh ! ! The Elephant. It was simply wonderful to see him 
pick up buns with a vacuum cleaner." 

Mr. Feldmann — "Now let's try the second verse without the words." 

Rozella — "But I don't think I deserve an absolute zero." 
Mr. Renn — "Neither do I, but it's the lowest grade I'm allowed to 

Audra W. — "Say, you ought to see my pictures! They are really 
pitiful looking." 

Eva L. (absent mindedly) — "I'll bet." 

Mr. Renn — "How many know that Gov. Davis died this morning 
at 10:00?" 

Pug Davis immediately raised his hand. 
Mr. Renn — "Well, he didn't." 

Iola coach to Stark — "Boys, didn't your coach come with you?" 


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